Step towards a PhD
Academia requires graduates to enhance their research capabilities and skills. The Master of Arts (by Research) allows students to research within an area of interest and develop their communication, qualitative and quantitative research skills.
Become a recognised specialist within academia
Students in the Master of Arts (by Research) can research in an area of interest within the Faculty of Society & Design. Students are supervised by Academics with specialist knowledge in an array of areas. Graduates can use this program as a stepping stone to a PhD program.
- Specialise in a specific area of interest
- Supervision by Academics with an array of specialist knowledge
- Stepping stone towards a PhD
About the program
The Master of Arts program, by research only, is offered in most areas of study in the Faculty of Society & Design. Prior to formal application, intending applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. This should be determined in consultation with a member of the academic staff of the Faculty to see whether the Faculty can provide the appropriate supervision. Show more
The Master of Arts program, by research only, is offered in most areas of study in the Faculty of Society & Design. Prior to formal application, intending applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. This should be determined in consultation with a member of the academic staff of the Faculty to see whether the Faculty can provide the appropriate supervision. The candidate must be familiar enough with the relevant research area to be able to undertake specialised study in that field. Show less
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Master Research|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Master of Arts program provides students with the necessary research skills for academic careers in the university or research sector, or professional employment.
The Master of Arts (by research) project submitted for examination must be between 40,000 - 50,000 words in length, and written in English.
Continued enrolment in the program is conditional on the submission of satisfactory six-monthly progress reports.
Outstanding candidates who make significant progress in their research during the first nine months (or part-time equivalent) of their research may be considered for PhD candidature. In successful cases, the PhD candidature will be considered to have begun at the time of commencement of the Master's degree.
The annual program fees for the Master of Arts (by Research) are:
- 2018 fees: $35,856
- 2019 fees: $37,110
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
The minimum requirement for admission to the Masters of Arts (by Research) program is a four-year (i.e. eight semester) Honours degree (First Class, 2A, 2B) or a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above by the HDR Committee.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide documented evidence that you have achieved an IELTS score = 7.0 (no subscore less than 6.5. Test results should be less than two years old.
Bond University offers limited numbers of Research Training Program (RTP) stipend scholarships for domestic and international students.
Credit for prior study
Transfer credit is not available in this program.
How to apply
Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest as to why they wish to undertake a research degree and the area of research.